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Thomas R.




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PostPosted: Fri 10 Sep, 2010 1:32 pm    Post subject: Books on armor?         Reply with quote

Hi fellow forumites,

I am interested in books about european armor. Since I am now quite familiar with the armor of the 12th to 13th century, I now want to explore the following centuries, with the focus on the 14th and 15th century. I am looking for a book with lots of photos of historic armor parts or period depictions, not modern paintings like in some of the ospreys. Which books can you suggest?

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PostPosted: Fri 10 Sep, 2010 1:56 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Please check out our Feature articles on books as well as all the reviews in our Bookstore section. They are good starting points.

For example, here are my 138 reviews on books on arms, armour, period art, and history: http://www.myArmoury.com/books/reviews.php?mode=user&u=11

Blair's European Armour is a must-have, though it is getting dated.

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Blaz Berlec




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PostPosted: Fri 10 Sep, 2010 2:24 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I would say Arms & Armor of the Medieval Knight by David Edge and John Miles Paddock is a good intro on the development of armour throughout the middle ages. But it's not exactly a "reference" (as some claim), and doesn't go into much detail or regional developments.

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Michael Curl




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PostPosted: Fri 10 Sep, 2010 3:36 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Claude Blair European armour, circa 1066 to circa 1700.
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Thomas R.




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PostPosted: Sun 12 Sep, 2010 6:54 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thank you all for your recommendations!
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